I thought I would add some of the highlights of people I photographed in Washington D.C., while on assignment there for two years in a row with, “Project Zero.” Project Zero was a group, who lobbied for money to research and develop a cure for Prostate Cancer. I really enjoyed the pace of the city and the people who worked here in Washington D.C. I take this experience along with all my other assignments with me as I venture into the next photographic opportunity. I really learned a great deal about working with and for these people on these particular jobs . . . I hope you enjoy the images and get involved as much as you possibly can to help make our country as great as God is intending. I believe this is common sense; but, people need to work together to accomplish great things.
Hey, This is the second year in a row I have had the opportunity to photograph this family oriented . . . fun and healthy event that simultaneously raises money to build the town of Clinton a Splash Pad area. The money is coming in and construction is beginning soon. Thanks to Todd Temple for heading up the monumental 5k race for the town of Clinton, TN. I hope you enjoy these photos and get out and participate in the fun in 2016.
Welcome to Joe Hollingsworth’s 38th Annual Tailgate Party . . . we had a blast and enjoyed the company of around 400 people on the South lawn of the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN. This was my 5th year in a row of covering this event for Joe and his friends. I now consider them my friends too and what an honor it is to be working with such fine and friendly people. I hop you enjoy these photos.
These are photos I shot for the Knoxville News Sentinel on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The gentleman teaching the course was super informative and has information that will be lost very soon as generations of people never learn the basics of food preparation. I myself feel very confident with the basics of cooking that my Granny Gryder passed on to me. However, I am always learning more. Granny always said, that the old ways of doing things will all come back in my lifetime. Yep, Granny was right about pretty much everything. So here are some photos I shot at the James White Fort in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hope you enjoy them and feel free to email me if you want me tell you how to make biscuits like my grandmother taught me. It’s worth learning:)
These students and faculty members from the University of Tennessee are trying to help the relief effort for their homeland of Nepal that was recently devastated by an earthquake that has taken the lives of over 4,000 people and leveled entire communities in the outer reaches of the country. Please direct your thoughts and prayers to these people and their families in Nepal. Also, money contributions are what they immediately need and can be found on many legitimate sites such as Unicef, Red Cross, and now Face Book. Here is a link to the story at The Knoxville News Sentinel http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/nepali-students-at-ut-send-funds-for-earthquake-relief_95915584 University of Tennessee Nepali Student Association members, front row from left, Anju Subedi, Utsala Shrestha, Santosh Neupane, Santosh Naya, and faculty members, back row from left, Neelam Poudyal and Hem Bhandavi, pictured Tuesday at the UT Trial Garden, are raising funds for earthquake victims in their home country. (JUSTIN R. FEE/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS SENTINEL)
This was a switch . . . I got to be on the other side of the camera and was interviewed by Lesli Bales Sherrod of the Knoxville News Sentinel last week. I talked about my career as a photographer, pursuits as an artist, and my new business adventure with my business partner Mr. Billy Sams. The article is linked to this photo:) Here is a link to the story from The Knoxville News Sentinel http://www.knoxnews.com/knoxville/life/lesli-balessherrod-south-knox-photographer-offers-business-specialist-services_16834590
Here is round four of inclement weather that has fallen in East TN. We woke up this morning with five inches of snow covering everything in sight . . . The snow seemed to be wet and was very nice to walk in; footing was definitely better when you stayed in the thick layer of snow as opposed to the slushy tire tracks on the roads. I hope you enjoy these photos and are staying warm today:)